By Michael G. Stogner
Mark Simon recently wrote an article on the Sheriff’s Race and I thank him for mentioning retired Sheriff Deputy Mark Melville as one of the 3 Candidates for the 2022 election. Mr. Melville has always said he will be running for Sheriff in 2022. In the 2018 election he received 52,997 votes. The SMDJ didn’t endorse him in 2018 which is fine but the false statement they made about Carlos G. Bolanos being OUTSIDE the entire time was simply a flat out lie. They also failed to mention that Mark Melville called Sheriff Bolanos his boss at the time a LIAR. Why would they not inform their readers of that fact.
Here are just 2 sentences from Mr. Simon’s article full of misleading information.
Some of this is due, undoubtedly, to an infamous 2007 episode in which both Bolanos and Munks were present at a Las Vegas massage parlor when it was raided by law enforcement. Bolanos’ only comment has been to insist that he did nothing wrong, and, indeed, he was never arrested or detained by police.
I’m not sure being caught and detained inside a single family residence with Human Trafficked Sex Slaves including a minor would be considered an infamous episode.
Mark and Jon promote the false and misleading title that Carlos G. Bolanos created “Massage Parlor.” LVMPD Spokesperson Bill Cassell identified it as an Illegal Brothel. Approximately 3,500 Ecstasy tabs and about $25,000 in cash was seized at the brothel.
indeed, he was never arrested or detained by police, Lets take the word arrested first, LVPMP Spokesperson Bill Cassell clearly stated “No clients, customers, johns, whatever you want to call them, were arrested,” That covers Bolanos.
Now lets take the word detained, LVMPD Spokesperson Bill Cassell clearly stated “Neither Munks nor Bolanos was arrested, but they were questioned and released along with paying customers.”
If you were not detained you would not be released.
San Mateo County has a competitive Election for Sheriff 2022 and always has had that the public is just now hearing about Mark Melville. The third Candidate is Christina Corpus.
There are so many more Important Topic’s for the Next Sheriff of San Mateo County the AXON LOG RECORDS and Body Worn Camera Videos being released to the public within 24 hours UNEDITED for starters. Ask the Candidates their position on that topic.